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Splice director Vincenzo Natali wants to make a Swamp Thing movie

04.07.2010
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Now that SPLICE director Vincenzo Natali will have his sci-fi cautionary tale seen by a wide audience thanks to Joel Silver and Warner Bros., he may have more big opportunities than he's had since CUBE.

Silver is planning an update of the DC/Vertigo comic SWAMP THING (in 3D, natch), and Natali wants to play with the character. As he tells MTV, "There are two incarnations of Swamp Thing — both of them are quite wonderful. The first one was by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, which was a more traditional sort of retake on classic, James Whale-style, Universal Studio horror films. Then Alan Moore reinvented the character in the early '80s, and that's actually the version that's a little more interesting to me."

"It's a comic book, but it delves into some very interesting stuff, both psychological and philosophical," Natali says, implying he'd give a more thoughtful take on the sentient vegetation, and avoid the campy tone of the plant elemental's previous live-action appearances in two movies, a cable series and a short-lived animated show.

Natali also has a couple of other projects in the pipe, including his long-gestating pet project HIGH RISE, based on J.G. Ballard's 1975 book about a class war in a tenement building, and an adaptation of the recent "kid-friendly horror" bestseller TUNNELS.

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Extra Tidbit: This SWAMP THING shouldn't be confused with Marvel's superficially similar MAN-THING, or M.C. Gainey's CON AIR character.
Source: MTV

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4:53PM on 04/08/2010

Could be cool

Heres a movie where CGI could really be used right. They have so many options with the charectar.
Heres a movie where CGI could really be used right. They have so many options with the charectar.
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1:17PM on 04/08/2010
I'm down with seeing a good imagining of The Swamp Thing, but will Alan Moore actually let it happen? Natali has the talent for sure to do it, but I have to say I thought the same about Snyder with Watchmen, and I don't think he fully delivered.

Forget Swamp Thing, there should be a film adaptation of Moore's re-imagining of Miracleman, especially with all of the superhero movies coming out I think it would be perfect.
I'm down with seeing a good imagining of The Swamp Thing, but will Alan Moore actually let it happen? Natali has the talent for sure to do it, but I have to say I thought the same about Snyder with Watchmen, and I don't think he fully delivered.

Forget Swamp Thing, there should be a film adaptation of Moore's re-imagining of Miracleman, especially with all of the superhero movies coming out I think it would be perfect.
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10:57AM on 04/08/2010
I love Swamp Thing, especially The Return! I'd love to see what a modern day Swamp Thing can look like. Give us Arcane and maybe one creation for the baddies!
I love Swamp Thing, especially The Return! I'd love to see what a modern day Swamp Thing can look like. Give us Arcane and maybe one creation for the baddies!
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8:11AM on 04/08/2010

AWESOME!!!

I HOPE THIS COMES 2 FRUITION
I HOPE THIS COMES 2 FRUITION
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6:07AM on 04/08/2010
Swamp Thing was my favorite obscure superhero when I was a little kid. I remember he was the first hideous monster with a good heart I ever sympathized with.
Swamp Thing was my favorite obscure superhero when I was a little kid. I remember he was the first hideous monster with a good heart I ever sympathized with.
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11:20PM on 04/07/2010
Swamp Thing i'm up for this,just hope he ain't destroying some ones childhood memories by remaking/rebooting this.
Swamp Thing i'm up for this,just hope he ain't destroying some ones childhood memories by remaking/rebooting this.
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10:57PM on 04/07/2010

Awesome!!!

I love anything Swamp Thing and I am glad that someone is "updating" one my favorite characters of all time. Really interested to see where this goes, and also the Swamp Thing animated series was one of my favorite shows of all time growing up (still is). Can't wait to hear more, especially who is going to play Swamp Thing.
I love anything Swamp Thing and I am glad that someone is "updating" one my favorite characters of all time. Really interested to see where this goes, and also the Swamp Thing animated series was one of my favorite shows of all time growing up (still is). Can't wait to hear more, especially who is going to play Swamp Thing.
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10:56PM on 04/07/2010
Yes! Give Natali Swamp Thing! Been a fan of this guy for years, and I can't wait to see Splice.
Yes! Give Natali Swamp Thing! Been a fan of this guy for years, and I can't wait to see Splice.
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